Hiscox appoints Riki Nieman as SVP, West Coast Regional Executive in the US

Atlanta, GA – April 13, 2023 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, has announced the appointment of Riki Nieman as Senior Vice President, West Coast Regional Executive in the US. Nieman will report to Sarah Bourdeau, Head of Distribution of Hiscox USA.

Bringing more than 20 years of industry experience to Hiscox, Nieman will lead a talented team of underwriters while deepening relationships with brokers. Nieman has extensive industry knowledge, including time spent in claims, underwriting and distribution functions. Prior to joining Hiscox, Nieman led Western Region sales and distribution efforts for Everest Insurance and led the Los Angeles branch of CNA Insurance for more than 8 years. Nieman earned her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

“Riki is joining Hiscox USA’s West Coast team at an exciting time. She will be focused on strengthening our broker relationships in the region and ensuring we are delivering on our value proposition” said Sarah Bourdeau, Head of Distribution of Hiscox USA. “She is a dynamic and motivational leader, as well as a dedicated partner to brokers and we’re thrilled that Riki is bringing her innovative and inclusive leadership practices to the Hiscox team.”

Hiscox USA provides a variety of specialty risk solutions, including a broad spectrum of errors & omissions, general liability, cyber, media liability, management liability, crime, and terrorism insurance products.


About The Hiscox Group

Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Our ambition is to be a respected insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout the insurance cycle.

The Hiscox Group employs over 3,000 people in 14 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA, we offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers as well as homeowners. Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re & ILS. In the US, Hiscox small business Insurance is underwritten either by Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., a Chicago-based insurance company, or a Hiscox Syndicate at Lloyd’s, London, which is available on a surplus lines basis through licensed surplus lines brokers.

Our values define our business, with a focus on people, courage, ownership and integrity. We pride ourselves on being true to our word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. For more information, visit www.hiscoxgroup.com.

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